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Video: Bruins’ Thornton fights Leafs’ Orr

Mar 23, 2013, 8:28 PM EDT

It took all of five minutes for tough guys Shawn Thornton of the Boston Bruins and Colton Orr of the Toronto Maple Leafs to get re-acquainted.

The two pugilists dropped the gloves early in the first period of Saturday’s game in Toronto – two seconds after the Leafs opened the scoring on a goal from Nazem Kadri.

  1. jacketsfan7 - Mar 23, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    I’m glad fighting is coming more

  2. gmenfan1982 - Mar 23, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    I love fighting in hockey but the staged fights have become a joke. The instigator rule has really taken away the importance of fighting when it is truly necessary.

    • betrayedbylife - Mar 23, 2013 at 9:41 PM

      there are plenty of sports that don’t allow fighting at any time, go watch those.

      • upyoursnfu - Mar 23, 2013 at 9:55 PM

        Yeah like the WNBA

  3. flyeredup - Mar 23, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Fighting rules. Lucic ducks fights.

  4. htdave - Mar 24, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    Lucic doesn’t duck fights. He’s a top line winger who’s first job is to score. Other teams send a 4th line goon against him to get him off the ice. even when he beats their ass the other team wins.

    • hockeyflow33 - Mar 24, 2013 at 11:16 AM

      Well he’s certainly not a defenseman after his turnstyle effort on that goal last night

  5. alswingman - Mar 24, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    Thornton was clinching and hoping it ended early. What a dumb smile as he headed to the box afterwards. YOU LOST. Few players can take Orr.

    • dropthepuckeh - Mar 24, 2013 at 1:07 PM

      Thornton prob did “lose” that fight but not in any big way. They both landed decent shots but no decisive blows. I guarantee he wasn’t hoping it ended early. He is skilled fighter who knows how to manage the fight and obviously he doesn’t want Orr to get loose and land one of those big rights. Both players respect one another and either could win the fight on any given night. Orr is a good fighter but you sound like a total homer.

      • tatdue - Mar 24, 2013 at 1:56 PM

        I don’t know what fight you watched but I counted 1 whole punch landed by Thorton in this particular fight, and that punch was followed by a right by Orr that dropped Thorton to his knees. I think that in most peoples books that would qualify as a “decisive blow!” Throw in the 9 or 10 punches that Orr landed before that “decisive blow” and you can clearly see that Thorton lost and Orr “decisively” won this fight! The only thing that you wrote that was correct was “Both players respect one another and either could win the fight on any given night,” other than that I have to tell you that you are the one that sounds like the homer……

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